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Whale View Manor
Ranked #10 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
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“View superb”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Friendly staff, clean, comfy, well decorated rooms. Got an ocean view room, definately worth it. Cozy couches in living room, perfect for enjoying after (or before) dinner drink.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Whale View Manor excelled in both hospitality and cuisine. We were a large group using Whale View Manor as a conferencing and team building venue. We are spoiled with great service, wonderful food, a real holiday feel and a team that was only too happy to go the extra mile. What a wonderful stay and all team members benefited greatly from the experience.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms are outstanding, you can hear the sea and views for forever
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Bribane
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Whale View Manor is a guest house/"bed and breakfat "establishment with superb accommodation, incredibly obliging management and staff, superb views over False Bay situated in the delightful village of Simonstown. I believe the description of Whale View should be changed to "Boutique Hotel" as lunch and dinner are available on request and were of a very high standard.I would unreservedly recommend a stay there.

Room Tip: all rooms are good however the seaview rooms are best
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Cirencester. UK
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Whale View Manor is a supremely elegant and professionally run hotel. Our bedroom was so beautiful overlooking the rocks down to the sea. The bathrooms? Ohhhh .. so well kitted out with everything one could wish for.
The food was the usual high standard one has come to expect in SA. I especially loved the canapes.
The Spa excelled and I thoroughly enjoyed my facial and massage.
The staff were marvellous; efficient and unobstrusive.
~Why can't I live here for ever and ever?

Room Tip: Overlooking the sea ... that's what you in SA for?
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here, the whole experience was great, and the location good.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We have just spent a night at this lovely guesthouse. The house and rooms are tastefully furnished- a mix of African and country. Our reasonably sized room overlooked the lovely garden at the back of the house and was very quiet. The bathroom was a good size. A hairdryer is supplied.

The owner and her staff provided a friendly and attentive service. A generous breakfast was included in the price granola with fresh fruit, juice, eggs and toast.

The guesthouse is situated on the outskirts of Simons Town. It must be about a 20 -30 minute walk to get in to town. Car parking is available in the front garden and is gated. The only downside is the drive which is up a steep incline and the turning circle is limited.

Black Marlin, a few kms down the road was an excellent recommendation for dinner.

Room Tip: The main road at the front of the house doesn't seem to be that busy at night. A room at the fro...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Whale View Manor is a fabulous place to visit, rest, enjoy the ambiance or even get married. We recently spent 3 nights there and held our wedding ceremony in front of the Manor on Boulder's Beach with a champaign reception and a private dinner for two in the Manor's luxurious dining room. We were treated royally and had such a remarkable time. Sue and Dominique and their staff we totally accommodating and make everything work so seemlessly. It was an amazingly beautiful and memorable time for us and we will return for a longer stay. South Africa is an amazing part of the world and probably the most beautiful.

Room Tip: A sea view room at the front of the hotel is amazing and well worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Whale View Manor

Property: Whale View Manor
Address: 402 Main Road | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale View Manor… distinctive and sumptuous…. a jewel of a guest house located in historic Simon’s Town and close to Boulders Beach that is world famous for the African Penguins. Whale View Manor is situated directly opposite a picturesque and secluded beach. The uninterrupted, breath-taking views, at the southern-most tip of Africa enhance the unique experience of this accommodation. This gem also has a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. As you step into the eclectic reception area, you are treated to an extravaganza of the senses. Extraordinary artifacts and collectibles greet and welcome you. Susan Smyth, the owner, travels extensively and her keen eye selects remarkable objet d'art that she lovingly brings home to Whale View Manor. Visual delights are further accentuated by subtle fragrances wafting through the reception, by bougainvillea petals floating inside from the charming courtyard and by the gleaming smiles of the dedicated staff. Exemplary service defines Whale View Manor. The team will go to any lengths to create a memorable, magical experience for their valued guests – from set ting up a breakfast table on the beach to arranging a tantalizing high-tea in the garden. Flexibility and creativity allow for the team to cater to your dreams. Accommodation:Six of the rooms have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, while four have beautiful garden and mountain views. All the rooms have newly appointed en suite bathrooms and satellite television. Breakfast & Dining: Breakfast is served in the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious freshly prepared meals are served with the aroma of freshly ground coffee filling the air. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner - booking essential. The meals are quite delectable. ... more   less 
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